Soli is 60 years old and married with nine children. She has a plantation where she grows taro and bananas that she can sell in her community or at the market. She has been doing this for three years. Soli needs a loan to buy fertilizer, a shovel, a wheel barrow, gloves, and taro plants. She has been a member of SPBD since 2010. Soli will use the profits from her sales to purchase new land to extend her business.
South Pacific Business Development (SPBD) improves conditions for families living in poverty by providing accessible credit, training, and guidance to help them start, grow and maintain micro-businesses, build assets, finance home improvements, and afford to educate their children. 99% of SPBD’s loans go to women, who can borrow in groups to guarantee one another rather than put up collateral.